Anyone know anything about these chips?

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Hey all, I bought some 'vintage' poker chips a few years ago off a guy who bought them at a garage sale. I owned a poker club and he came in one day with them and I said "sure, I'll buy them" and totally forgot about them. I've tried to look them up in Google images, but can't find anything concrete about them. They are definitely faded, well used, and I'm positive they're clay. Any ideas on these?
 

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CrazyEddie

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Definitely clay, the edge molds give it away. The white chips are "small greek key" molds, the orange and blue chips are "roman" molds.

The cloverleaf and horseshoe hotstamps seem pretty distinctive but I don't know anything about them. Probably someone else will chime in with better information. My guess is that they were readily available as a home-game hotstamp and that these were originally sold to a home consumer rather than used in a club, card room, or casino - but on the other hand, clubs sometimes used generic chips like these rather than custom hotstamps with their own logos.
 

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Thanks for the reply, and yeah I always believed these were used in a home and never in a casino but they've definitely had a lot of use. Thanks for the reply!
 

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Blue and red are the Roman mold and whites are Small Greek Key.

Probably 1940s(ish), but I’m not the best historian here.
 

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They are clay the clover club is small Greek key. I used to have a rack of them
 
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